THANK you for your balanced and informative reporting on the death of the Queen. You achieved the right balance of recognising the death of a monarch who has been a constant throughout the lives of many and a newspaper committed to its remit of printing news.

I opened my digital edition with some trepidation of more wall-to-wall coverage and was delighted to find that there was actually news content in addition to the death of the Queen – and by the way that content was excellent, especially the cover photograph selected.

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It was indeed a welcome relief from the offerings of the TV channels’ wall-to-wall coverage, which disregards the effect on viewers who may be going through their own personal grieving and who use the television and newspapers as a distraction from that grief or simply to fill their lonely hours.

The blanket coverage by TV stations is ridiculous and does not relate to the attitudes of a modern democracy.

Christine Smith